Category Archives: Strange But True!

Things which strike me as well Strange!

Friday 13th?

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We were talking earlier in the week about superstitions and here we are on Friday 13th!  Do you worry about Friday 13th?  I must say, touch wood (!), that it doesn’t bother me!!!!!! Ha, Ha!!!!!!!

I must admit I have never had the bad luck that other people have said they have had on this day but then are they noticing things because of the date and on any other date they wouldn’t have noticed it!!!!

I have been working at my desk all day and not got any of my house jobs done but I am going to get them done in the morning whilst DH and Youngest are out at swimming.  We had a sprinkling of snow this morning but no more and Treacle was most disappointed! 

Quilting tomorrow and Sunday as well – I am going to ignore all the other jobs that really need to be done and push them back a week, well its a plan!!!!!

I hope everyone has a lovely Winter’s weekend and Happy Thoughts to all.

Hugs, Susie x

Very Cold Weather But….

IMG_20160121_081438This has been what my car has looked like every morning, heavy frost and very cold.  But I just love the patterns of the ice on the window.

The weather is supposed to get a little warmer by the end of the week but at the moment it is really cold but still no snow.  However these days do provide some great pictures.

IMG_20160203_164558The sunset when I was on my way to fetch Youngest from school.  Love the tree in all its bareness!

On March 6th the weather conditions were just right for lots of parts in the UK to see the Northern Lights, especially in Scotland.

Brian Doyle captured the kaleidoscope of colours over Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire

This was taken looking over Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire (from the BBC News Website).  We have had friends who have paid quite a lot of money to go on trips up the coast of Norway and into the Arctic Circle specifically to see the Northern Lights and have not seen them at all!!!  We didn’t see them here in Derbyshire unfortunately.  However as we are going to Scotland for our vacation in a few weeks you never know, we may get to see them then!

Tonight I have a basket of ironing to do but hopefully tomorrow evening I will be able to do some more sewing.

I hope your Tuesday is going well.

Hugs, Susie x

I Want To Believe!

There are lots of talks happening about an X-Files Revival for a short run with all the main characters reprising their roles!!!  I really want to believe this will happen as I really do love the show!  It would be great to wrap up some of the story lines that the ending sort of wrapped up but really didn’t!

So I am keeping my fingers crossed it will happen.

Today has been a non day of getting things completed, as we are all away on vacation at the end of the week to see our friends who have moved to France!  It will be great to see them and their new home but there is much to do before then.

The baby quilt is finished I just need to sandwich it and get it quilted but I have put it to one side for now as I have something to try and get finished this week!!! 

Getting quite tired now as we are getting ready for the school holidays and I will be glad that the next two weeks there will be no after school events or swimming!!!!!!!

Hope you are having a good Monday.

Hugs, Susie x

Solar Eclipse

This is a picture from a city near us.  I actually saw the eclipse just before the clouds came.  Amazing!!!  The sun had a smile!

Treacle was running around in the garden like a lunatic, but the birds did stop singing!  It certainly got a little darker as the lights in the house got brighter, obviously not completely black as it was only a partial eclipse here.

Susie x

The Best Ball Boys In The World!

 

Billed as the 'best ball boys in the word', the obedient dogs proved to be better than the real thing

Now you all know that I love Tennis and Dogs and Treacle is very keen on Tennis Balls.  Take a look at this article and the video in the article.  They are sooooo cute!  If it was Treacle, of course, she would be running off with the Tennis balls and you wouldn’t get them back!!!!!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2903794/Venus-Williams-exhibition-match-trials-canine-ball-boys.html

Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetova were recently treated to canine ball boys during a warm-up match

It made me smile.

Hugs, Susie x